Faraday Technology Enhances PowerSmart(TM) Design Flow to Include Sequence's RTL Power Analysis Tool

Jul 17, 2007, 01:00 ET from Faraday Technology Corporation

    HSINCHU, Taiwan and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Faraday
 Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 3035), a leading ASIC and IP provider
 announced today that it has further enhanced the PowerSmart(TM) ultra-low
 power ASIC design flow to include a front-end tool, which allows designers
 to perform power trade-off and optimization at the RTL level. Sequence
 Design, a leader in providing advanced power-aware design tools, will be
 the supply partner of this tool.
     Through a collaborative licensing arrangement with Sequence, Faraday
 USA will bundle the PowerTheater tool suite together with its Faraday
 Design Kit and make the total package available to its customers.
 Leveraging Sequence's PowerTheater unique RTL power analysis capability,
 Faraday's customers will have the ability to evaluate multiple power
 management architectural options at the RTL stage where the impact of power
 savings is highest. Once the designers are satisfied with the trade-off of
 performance, area, and power, they can seamlessly migrate those power
 techniques into the subsequent synthesis and Place & Route stage with
 Faraday's fully integrated PowerSmart(TM) design flow methodology.
     "Our partnership with Sequence allows Faraday to help our customers
 optimize for power at the architectural level, which is a fundamental
 enhancement. Faraday aims to provide the most efficient silicon-in area,
 power, and performance-to enable our customers to have the most competitive
 products in the market," said Dr. George Hwang, Vice President of
 International Business at Faraday. "The combination of Faraday's advanced
 ASIC design platform and Sequence's PowerTheater will enable our customers
 to address the most demanding low-power SoC applications," he continued.
     "Sequence and Faraday both believe that power is strategic to the
 competitiveness of our customers; hence we form a strategic partnership
 with Faraday to deliver technology for the PowerSmart(TM) ultra-low power
 ASIC design flow," said Vic Kulkarni, Sequence president and CEO. "Faraday
 is a leader in SoC development from inception to silicon, so our
 collaboration is natural to deliver a world-class solution."
     Faraday's PowerSmart(TM) design flow currently comprises of the
 PowerSlash(TM) IP portfolio, Fusion multi-Vth process, PowerSwitch, and
 PowerCut, which together implement an extensive set of power management
 utilities such as multiple supply domains, power and clock gating and
 voltage islands. "By adding Sequence PowerTheater suite to this design
 flow, Faraday now offers a comprehensive and fully integrated design flow
 that can optimize power management techniques from RTL to GDS" said Chung
 Ho, Vice President of ASIC Marketing and Engineering at Faraday USA.
 "Customers will be able to explore all the power saving techniques
 available in the Faraday library to the fullest extent, and see the results
     About Sequence
     Sequence Design accelerates the ability of SoC designers to bring
 high-performance, power-aware ICs quickly to market. Sequence
 Design-For-Power solutions give customers the competitive advantage
 necessary to excel in aggressive technology markets. For more information,
 please visit http://www.sequencedesign.com.
     About Faraday Technology Corporation
     Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading silicon IP and fabless ASIC
 vendor. The company's broad IP portfolio includes 32-bit RISC CPUs, DSPs,
 MPEG4, H.264, PHYs/Controllers for USB 2.0, Ethernet, Serial ATA, PCI
 Express, Cell Library and Memory Compiler. With more than 700 employees and
 2006 revenue of US$171 million, Faraday is one of the largest fabless ASIC
 companies in the Asia-Pacific region, and it also has a significant
 presence in other world-wide markets. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has
 service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan,
 Europe, and China. For more information, please visit:
     Press Contact, Faraday
     Carol Yang                              Selina Ko
     +886.3.578.7888 ext.4047                +886.3.578.7888 ext.8350
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